Call to Order. Chairperson L Updike called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road.  Supervisors V Pogue and D Yelk, Clerk C Quick, Road Patrolman D Farrell and Office Assistant J Ramsfield were present.  T Banigan, R Crandall, D & S Grenier, W Grenier, and J Powelka were also in attendance.

Statement of Public Notice. The chair directed that the minutes show notice of the meeting was published in the February 24, 2011 issue of The Star. Copies were posted on the three town bulletin boards on February 25, 2011.

Pledge of Allegiance: V Pogue led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meetings: Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to approve the minutes of the February 14, 2011 Town Board Meeting as presented.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Presentation from the Public:  None

Consider and Take Action re: Request for Exceptional Use Permit to Exceed Weight Limit on Faber Road. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve the Request for Exceptional Use Permit to Exceed Weight Limit on Faber Road with bond of $22,500; permit is only for the month of March 2011; heaviest equipment to be taken across the corn field; and the town has the right to pull permit if noncompliance.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Public Hearing – Alcohol License Applications

R Crandall stated the intended use for the property at 4711 County Highway TT. WI Fuel LLC has purchased the property and will operate a “Crossroads BP” convenience store. Projected opening date is March 14, 2011. It is planned to have the store operate 24/7. They will sell fermented malt beverages and plan to add liquor in the near future.

Consider and Take Action re:  Application for Class A Fermented Malt Beverages and Liquor License

Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve the Application for Class A Fermented Malt Beverages and Liquor License

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Consider and Take Action re:  Applications for Operator Licenses

Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve the Applications for Operator License.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Allow Public Comment – Petition #10290 to rezone 1.66 A. to LC-1 to gain zoning compliance for a limited rural business, Sec 16.  D Grenier stated his intended use for the 1.66 acre for rezone is to be able to operate his roofing business from that location.

Consider and Take Action re:  Petition #10290. The emphasis of the board was the road leading to his property and its ability to accommodate emergency (fire, ambulance, etc.) vehicles. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue approve Petition #10290 to rezone 1.66 A.  to LC-1 to gain zoning compliance for a limited rural business. Sec 16.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Discussion/Action re:  Park Project 2000

D Yelk has spoken to property owners that boarder the old dumpsite.  They are willing to work with the town to evaluate the water issue in the area.  D Yelk will review the field tile tape again.  J Powelka needs to present a master plan with stages for the park before the board can make a firm commitment. There are a number of issues that need to be worked out besides the water issue and the cost to the town.

Discussion re:  Boundary Agreement discussions with Cottage Grove

Board consensus – it is in the Town’s best interest to work out a Boundary Agreement with the Village of Cottage Grove.

Audit and Pay Bills.  The Board reviewed the invoices.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to pay the bills.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent:  none
Motion carried

Old Business/New Business

  • V Pogue – EMS Director is selected, waiting for acceptance.
  • D Yelk – senate bill to repeal A1-Ex Conversion fee and Conservation Easements
  • Date of Denny’s retirement
  • Dogs at large in Schey Acres

Agenda items for next meeting:

  • Discuss effects of State budget on Town budget
  • Cottage Grove Boundary Agreement Discussions
  • Village of Cottage Grove application for Urban Service Area extension

Set Next Meeting Date/Business/Adjournment.   The next board meeting was set for March 14, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.  Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk  to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.

Voting AYE:  Updike, Pogue, and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent:  none
Motion carried

Claudia J. Quick, Town Clerk